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I had a total hysterectomy last year, left my ovaries though as i am in my late 30's...i went on HRT in november, as i had a blood test done because i was in the menopause, ..for the last few months ive been getting a flutter sensation, almost like 1st baby kicks...i did have unprotected sex back last year(16 weeks to be exact), just once , i'm now paranoid im somehow pregnant, but cant be!! so what can the fluttering be??

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replied February 11th, 2010
Hysterectomy Answer A9950

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. Since you have had a hysterectomy but the ovaries had been left behind, so chances of pregnancy are there. Usually it is an ectopic pregnancy which has resulted from fusion of the ova released from the ovaries with the sperm. This is found in women with hysterectomy and is considered a medical emergency. It can happen because although the uterus and cervix have been removed, but the fertilization has occurred by means of a fistulous tract formed between the ovary and the fallopian tube/ stump. My sincere advice in your case would be to get an ultrasound lower abdomen done after consulting a gynecologist at the earliest.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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